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It's officially the holiday season, time for turkey, mashed potatoes, and a few more inches on our waistlines. In this segment, we'll take a look at how mood, memories and even smell influence what we put on our plates--and into our mouths.
Robert Sabin grew a 1000-pound pumpkin in his Long Island backyard.
A look at the psychology of taste and smell - and why it can make those holiday smells so evocative.
New pictures show what happens in the brain when you pass up the pie, but later eat the pudding.
In new research, people who imagined the details of eating bite after bite of a tempting food before eating consumed significantly less of the delicacy.
Rick Bates, of Penn State University, shares handy tips for how to care for your...
A perennial holiday mystery: will alcohol kill bacteria in homemade eggnog?
Find out how to poison-proof holiday gatherings, and keep the holidays happy.
You've survived the big family Thanksgiving get-together -- but now the winter h...
In this episode, Cooking for Geeks author Jeff Potter gives home bakers tips on ...
\tIt is a question on the minds of many people this season: will adding alcohol to the homemade eggnog safeguard against salmonella? To find out, Science Friday teamed up with eggnog expert and microbiologist Vince Fischetti, who agreed to run some tests in his lab at The Rockefeller University. What did you think of the video?